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1. "Solon feigned madness to assist the state; Hamlet to remove the corrupt head of state. The politics of insanity is the surest way to national self-realization."
Author: Bauvard
2. "Ce qui (...) peut arriver de mieux à un individu c'est d' "avoir la chance d'être né au sein du peuple qu'il faut au moment de l'histoire qu'il faut" : grec et non barbare, aux siècles de Solon et Périclès ; romain et non pas grec, au temps d'Auguste et des débuts de la Pax romana ; chrétien et non pas juif, ensuite, quand l'Europe se christianise et que commencent les pogromes (...) le mieux qui puisse arriver à un sujet c'est de naître occidental ; le pire, la catastrophe irrémédiable, la figure même de l'infortune, du tragique, de la damnation, c'est d'être né burundais, angolais, sud-soudanais, colombien ou, comme la petite Srilaya, sri-lankais. (ch. 15Arendt, Sarajevo : qu'est-ce qu'être damné ?)"
Author: Bernard Henri Lévy
3. "What of the hesitance she felt toward the mists, the way they pulled away from her? The way theystayed out of buildings, and the way they killed. It all seemed to point to what Human had said. Themists—the Deepness—hated her. And, finally, she acknowledged what she had been resisting for solong.The mists were her enemy."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
4. "Todd Solondz is one of my favorite directors."
Author: Eric Wareheim
5. "Long life to Commerce! My soul expands at the sight of its life. What has not commerce done from the beginning of the world for the embellishment of life, for promoting the friendly intercourse of countries and people, for the refinement of manners! It has always given me delight, that the wisest and most humane of the lawgivers of antiquity - Solon - was a merchant."
Author: Fredrika Bremer
6. "Mom always said too much chocolate is like having too much love—you can't get enough-Geraldine Solon, Chocolicious"
Author: Geraldine Solon
7. "The day Glenn Gregg's daddy got back from New Orleans was the same day Lady Sally Anne Montberclair decided to park her big white Cadillac out in front of Red's Goodlookin Bar and Gro. and leave the motor running and scoot inside, out of the first drops of rain, on an errand. Glenn's daddy was named Solon."
Author: Lewis Nordan
8. "Even Solon Gregg was finding it hard to speak to a woman who had just paid hard cash for tampons and on her face wore the look of a woman who meant to use them, as advertised."
Author: Lewis Nordan
9. "A pedant who beheld Solon weeping for the death of a son said to him, ‘Why do you weep thus, if weeping avails nothing?' And the sage answered him, ‘Precisely for that reason—because it does not avail."
Author: Miguel De Unamuno
10. "[Egyptian Historian to Solon, Plato's ancestor]O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you. Solon in return asked him what he meant. I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes."
Author: Plato
11. "My dear Homer, if you are really only once removed from the truth, with reference to virtue, instead of being twice removed and the manufacturer of a phantom, according to our definition of an imitator, and if you need to be able to distinguish between the pursuits which make men better or worse, in private and in public, tell us what city owes a better constitution to you, as Lacedaemon owes hers to Lycurgus, and as many cities, great and small, owe theirs to many other legislators? What state attributes to you the benefits derived from a good code of laws? Italy and Sicily recognize Charondas in this capacity, and we solon. But what state recognizes you."
Author: Plato
12. "Oh, you know me." Jean reached behind his neck, down behind the loose leather vest he wore over his simple cotton tunic. He withdrew a pair of matching hatchets, each a foot and a half in length, with leather-wrapped handles and straight black blades that narrowed like scalpels. These were balanced with balls of blackened steel, each as wide around as a silver solon. The Wicked Sisters—Jean's weapons of choice. "I never travel alone. It's always the three of us."
Author: Scott Lynch
13. "The answer of Solon on the question, 'Which is the most perfect popular govemment,' has never been exceeded by any man since his time, as containing a maxim of political morality, 'That,' says he, 'where the least injury done to the meanest individual, is considered as an insult on the whole constitution."
Author: Solon
14. "Droppedand fallingfrom suchheightsfor solongthatmaybeI will haveenough timeto learnflying"
Author: Vera Pavlova

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Caci în fata lui Dumnezeu nu se pune atît problema libertatii cît problema raului. E cunoscuta alternativa: sau nu suntem liberi, si Dumnezeu cel atotputernic este responsabil pentru raul din lume, sau suntem liberi si responsabili, dar atunci Dumnezeu nu mai este atotputernic. Toate subtilitatile unor scoli de gîndire n-au schimbat cîtusi de putin caracterul definitiv al acestui paradox."
Author: Albert Camus

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